by Healthy Eats in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2013
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, March 21, 2012
Thanksgiving isn’t exactly the time to obsess over calories. That said, if you’re watching what you eat, don’t feel like you have to sit on the culinary sidelines of everyone’s favorite food holiday. This lineup includes healthy options for all of the traditional highlights of the feast: turkey, green vegetable, orange vegetable, stuffing, potatoes — even dessert.
Turkey Roulade with Apple-Cider Gravy (above)
Stuff a butterflied skinless turkey breast with a whole-wheat cranberry stuffing for a Thanksgiving main that’s just under 400 calories (gravy included!).
Ina’s Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
Make a garlicky mustard-herb paste to give turkey-breast meat delicious flavor.
- A piece of this lasagna plus a green salad and even some dessert equals a well-balanced meal.
In honor of National Nutrition Month we’re giving you meal ideas that follow the USDA’s MyPlate recommendations. We’ve covered breakfast and lunch—now it’s dinner time.
Ending the day with a well-balanced meal is important. This is your last big change to take in any nutrients you may not have gotten enough of during the day. For example, if you have pasta primavera for lunch, be sure to include 3 to 4 ounces of protein for dinner. If you didn’t get in all your fruits during the day, make sure to add one for dessert.
Meal 1: Lasagna
Green Salad With Strawberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette
Baked Banana With Cinnamon and Honey
Food groups: protein, grain, dairy, fruit, veggie